Pakistan to be transformed into modern welfare state:PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said reaffirmed the commitment to transform Pakistan into a modern Islamic welfare state in line with the Islamic teachings and ideas of its forefathers.

He was addressing the two-day International Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen Conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister directed the Higher Education Commission to set up special chairs on Seerat-Un-Nabi (S.A.W.W) at three different universities ensuring a specific research on the life, character and teachings of the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

He said it would help educate and enlighten our new generation about the phenomenon as to how our Holy Prophet (PBUH) carved out the first ever Islamic welfare state of Madina and how He transformed the characters of Arabs in a short span of time.

He said Pakistan will spearhead efforts to get passed an international convention on preventing defamation of religions.  He added that nobody can be allowed to hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims under the garb of freedom of speech. 

Imran Khan said he will appoint an international law expert Ahmar Bilal Sufi as his special envoy to visit different countries to contact different experts and leaders to get the convention passed. 

He said the Holy Prophet (PBUH) achieved this distinct target not through mobilizing resources but inculcating a spirit in His followers to serve humanity with selflessness. 

The premier regretted that some elements in the West and Europe are indulging in blasphemous acts time and again on the pretext freedom of expression provoking the Muslim across the globe. 

He said when a chain of reaction comes in the Muslim world; the same Western and European nations dub the Muslims as terrorists and extremists through their propaganda machines. 

The PM also urged the religious scholars and intellectuals to promote true teachings of Islam. 

A two-day international Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen Conference started at Jinnah Convention Centre Islamabad.

The conference is being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.

The topic of the conference is "Finality of Prophethood and responsibilities of Muslims in light of the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)".

It is the 43rd conference aimed at promoting religious harmony, tolerance, brotherhood and equality, respect for humanity, non-violence, unity, reconciliation and culture of dialogue.

Islamic scholars, from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Syria, Morocco, and the United Kingdom are participating in the event.

Ulema shedding light on various aspects of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Cash awards and certificates are also being given to 53 authors, whose books or articles were selected after a due process, in nine categories. These categories are Seerat and Naat Books in Urdu, English, Arabic, and regional languages of Pakistan.

Federal Ministers, politicians, diplomats of various countries, men, and women are also attending the event.

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